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Posted on 06/23/2012 2:45:44 AM PDT by Dave346
Ahmed Shafik, who served as Egyptian prime minister under Hosni Mubarak, will be announced as the winner of the country's presidential runoff election on Sunday evening, Egpytian daily Al-Ahram reported Friday, citing government sources.
Al-Ahram quoted a source in the current Egyptian government as saying Shafik will be declared victor with 50.7 percent of the vote.
Both Shafik and rival candidate Mohamed Morsy of the Muslim Brotherhood have previously declared themselves the winner of the runoff election.
The results of the election were originally scheduled to be announced on Thursday, but the announcement was delayed as Egypt's electoral commission investigated charges of fraud lodged by both sides.
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The Occupy Cairo folks aren't going to like that.
Isaiah 19:2 And I will set the Egyptians against the Egyptians; and they shall fight every one against his brother and every one against his neighbor, city against city, and kingdom against kingdom.”
I have a feeling their troubles have just begun.
If the Muslims can’t win it legal they will try to take it illegal.
Civil war coming soon?
“Egypt’s military rulers dismissed complaints from protesters on Friday that it was entrenching its rule and blamed the Muslim Brotherhood’s Morsy for stirring up emotions that drew thousands onto Cairo’s Tahrir Square.
The Islamist candidate shot back that the generals were defying the democratic will of the people and said protests would go on. But he stopped short of repeating a claim to have won last weekend’s election, urging simply a rapid announcement of the result, and praised the army as “patriotic”.”
Brinksmanship. The military helped the Brotherhood for all this time; there’s some politicking going on behind the scenes.
Revenge of Mubarak. The Muzzie Bros will be agitating in short order.
Ahmed Shafik, who served as Egyptian prime minister under Hosni Mubarak, will be announced as the winner of the country's presidential runoff election on Sunday evening...Come on, baby, light my fire...
This quote I read this week summed it up best:
What does the Muslim Brotherhood have to benefit by claiming victory now, if it might be proven otherwise three days from now, on June 21, when the results will be officially announced? Simple: they will be able to scream foul playand gain the world’s sympathy. For days the world will have been inundated with news that the Brotherhood won; when and if it hears that Shafiq won, it will naturally conclude that there has been electoral fraud — as serves the Islamists’ interests.
Knowing the Brotherhood’s deceptive tactics”War is deceit” as their prophet saidthere is good reason to think that they may have planned a propaganda victory well before the elections. They could claim victory, won fair and square; they could have their Islamist and Western media supporters trumpet it; they could embed it in everyone’s mind for over three days before the results were formally announced all to set the playing field to their advantage. If Shafiq wins, everyonefrom militant Islamists in Egypt to a grandstanding US Secretary of Statewill shout, “foul play!”, thereby exonerating the long promised civil war Egypt’s Islamists vowed to wage if the election did not go their way. So much for democracy. The rebellion they have threatened to stage would then be portrayed in the West as the result of a of a “grievance.”
I quite agree with you; I’m no fan of martial law, however there are, from time to time, situations that warrant it. Depending on whether or not the MB accepts it like it a man, so to speak, and says, “Well, you can’t win ‘em all” (I don’t really see that happening, though I would be pleasantly surprised if they did) and tells their followers to calm the hell down, or depending or not whether they start a massive riot. If they follow the latter course, well, then it’s martial law.
I guess there’s a third option, which is peaceful protest, but being as folks in that part of the world take their politics rather passionately, I really don’t see that happening.
Sad to say, but in most of the Middle East, if you’re a leader, you sort of need to be an autocrat. You can run the gamut from fairly benevolent, like King Abdullah II of Jordan, to wild bug-eyed crazy absolute dictator like the late Saddam Hussein.
About the only exception, really, is Turkey. But then again, don’t get me started on how much the Turks, even fairly religious ones, carp about the “Arabic lack of culture”. Yeah, I’ve heard that term. I get the feeling Turks have something have an issue with the Arabs, despite being ostensibly co-religionists.
Obama Threatens Opposition to the Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt with the Withdrawal of All US Aid
Has Jimmuh Carter blessed the election results yet?
the “Occupy 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue” folks arent going to like it, either
Watch for our State Department to get ugly with Egypt unless the MB is handed a ruling role
Stand by for violence on an almost unimagined scale.
In Egypt, as in most Muslim societies, there is a huge surplus of womanless unemployed young men.
Wars against “infidels” or, if the “infidels” are too strong to be attacked en masse, tribal & internecine warfare, are the traditional means of draining off some of this surplus.
Promises of a sensually drenched “paradise” for those who die “in Allah’s cause” are the means of recruiting for warfare droves of these young men who are acutely aware of, but almost completely deprived of, the pleasures of power, riches, fame, and access to women.
In other words, when there’s nothing left to lose, bloody warfare blessed by religious fanaticism is the result, especially in societies where human life is already extremely cheap.